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By David Knopf-News Editor
Resolution of charges against Felicia Leslie, the former Ray County deputy public administrator, could remain in limbo until at least May following a recent continuance in Clinton County.
Leslie, her attorney Kimberly Brown and Ray County Prosecutor Danielle Rogers last appeared in a Clinton County courtroom March 18. At that time, Associate Circuit Judge Jason A. Kanoy agreed to continue the case until May 13 at 9 a.m.
Leslie currently faces a total of five felony stealing and forgery charges in the alleged theft of more than $25,000 from a household “kitty” belonging to a ward of the county whose financial affairs Leslie oversaw.
The victim is said to be a woman of substantial means who became disabled as the result of an automobile accident.
Also charged in the case is Mary Liese, then a household supervisor and caregiver for the ward. Liese is charged with stealing, a B Felony, and three counts of forgery, all C Felonies, and is being tried separately.
She is accused of conspiring with Leslie to write and cash checks from the ward’s account. The prosecution has alleged Leslie wrote checks on the account that Liese, manager of the ward’s home care, cashed. According to court documents, Liese divided the proceeds and delivered Leslie’s share to her home or car.
The complete story is in the Monday, April 1, 2013 Richmond News.